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Table 1 Participants’ professional role and setting, and WAMs in use

From: The use of accelerometer-based wearable activity monitors in clinical settings: current practice, barriers, enablers, and future opportunities

Participant number Profession Setting/context: patient population Device Metrics of interest
1 Physiotherapist Hospital (inpatient - day and home rehab): orthopaedic; stroke; traumatic injuries; post-surgical functional decline
Research (community): orthopaedic; stroke; traumatic injuries; post-surgical functional decline
Fitbit Zip®
Patients’ own if available
StepWatch™ (research)
Steps
2 Physiotherapist, researcher Hospital (inpatient - day and home rehab): Orthopaedic, neurological, post-surgical functional decline, cancer Fitbit Zip® Steps
3 Physiotherapist (Director Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology) Hospital (inpatient - day and home rehab): Musculoskeletal/orthopaedic; aged and palliative care; post-surgical functional decline Fitbit Zip® Steps
4 Physiotherapist Hospital (inpatient - rehab): Orthopaedic; stroke; post-surgical functional decline; functional decline medical Fitbit Zip®
Patients’ own if available
Steps
5 Physiotherapist Hospital (inpatient - home rehab): Orthopaedic; stroke; functional decline medical; cardiac rehab Fitbit Zip® Steps
6 Physiotherapist Hospital (inpatient - rehab): Brain injuries Fitbit Zip®
Patients’ own if available
Steps
7 Physiotherapist Hospital (inpatient - rehab): Stroke Fitbit Charge® Steps
8 Exercise Physiologist Community clinic: Stress management; ‘overtrainers’ Whoop Band and app HR; HRV; Activity intensity minutes; Energy expenditure;
Sleep/recovery
9 Exercise Physiologist Community clinic: Musculoskeletal injuries; metabolic Whoop Band and app
Clients’ own if available
HR; HRV; Activity intensity minutes; Energy expenditure; Sleep/recovery
10 Exercise Physiologist Community clinic: Workplace injuries (musculoskeletal injuries and trauma, amputations, fractures); neurological conditions; brain injuries; intellectual disabilities; Patients’ own if available
Purchase through insurer - typically Fitbits or Garmin
Steps
Activity intensity minutes
Sleep
11 Exercise Physiologist Community clinic, Hospital (inpatient rehab): Arthritis; diabetes; musculoskeletal injuries; cardiovascular; post-traumatic stress disorder Fitbit (couldn’t remember model
Patients’ own if available
Steps
HR
Activity intensity minutes
12 Exercise Physiologist Community clinic: Obesity (pre-bariatric surgery); metabolic; cardiovascular
Hospital (inpatient rehab): Stroke
Fitbit Charge®
Patients’ own devices
Steps
Activity minutes
13 Exercise Physiologist Hospital (inpatient - home rehab): Stroke Fitbit Zip®
Patients’ own if available
Steps
Activity intensity minutes
14 Researcher, Medical doctor (Anaesthetist) Hospital (ICU): ICU survivors; significant cardiorespiratory and cardiovascular conditions Smartphone app (iPhones)
Fitbit One®, Fitbit Flex®
Steps; GPS data
15 Researcher, Physiotherapist Hospital (ICU): ICU survivors ActivPAL™
GENEActiv
ActivPAL™:
Activity minutes
GENEActiv:
Steps
16 Researcher Hospital (orthopaedics): Orthopaedic GENEActiv Activity intensity minutes; Energy expenditure
17 Researcher Hospital (orthopaedics): Orthopaedic GENEActiv Activity intensity minutes
Energy expenditure
18 Medical Doctor (consultant geriatrician) Hospital and hospital-at-home: Geriatric ActivPAL™ Activity minutes; Sleep
Gait speed
  1. HR heart rate, HRV heart rate variability, GPS global positioning system, ICU intensive care unit